Ephemera 40 Speakers

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Lisa Baskin

LISA BASKIN
Hoop Makers to Layers Out of the Dead: A Few Centuries of Working Women

Brooklyn-born Lisa Baskin is a political activist, collector, book dealer and antiquarian. She jokes that she collected in the cradle. The product of her efforts, a comprehensive collection documenting the political and social history of working women from the fifteenth century to the Spanish Civil War, is now part of the David M. Rubenstein Library at Duke University.

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Amanda Bede

AMANDA BEDE
Australian Activist - Doris Blackburn

Amanda Bede, a member of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, is a researcher, writer, and collector concentrating on ephemera. She is an honorary life member of the Ephemera Society of Australia and currently president and editor of the Ephemera Journal of Australia. She became involved with ephemera while working as a research librarian at the State Library of Victoria in the 1980s. She co-authored Working Victoria: a guide to the study of work.

 

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Ashley Bowen

ASHLEY BOWEN
From Scientist to Icon: Marie Curie’s Legacy

Ashley Bowen holds a PhD in American Studies and Public Humanities from Brown University and is the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She worked as a guest curator under contract for the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, and three of her exhibitions opened in 2019: Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America, Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians, and Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the 1964 Rubella Epidemic.

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Evie Eysenburg

EVIE EYSENBURG
E-FEM-ERA Jeopardy

Evie Eysenburg, a retired math and English teacher, has been an ephemera dealer for over twenty years. She uses her considerable research skills as a crossword puzzle tester for the New York Times. She was a contestant on Jeopardy! in 1974.

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Heidi Herr

HEIDI HERR
Young Scholars Presentation – Using Suffrage Ephemera as a Learning Tool.

Heidi Herr is the Outreach Librarian for Special Collections at Johns Hopkins University. She creates programs and learning activities to engage students in conducting research with primary sources, including teaching courses on everything from fortune-telling ephemera to the development of the cookbook. She holds Master of Arts degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Brooke Kroeger

BROOKE KROEGER
The Branded Journalist: Nellie Bly Changes the Game

Brooke Kroeger is a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of five books: Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist; Fannie: The Talent for Success of Author Fannie Hurst; Passing: When People Can’t Be Who they Are; Undercover Reporting: the Truth about Deception; and most recently The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote.

 

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Susan Anderson Laquer

SUSAN ANDERSON LAQUER
Evidence of Genius: Barbara McClintock’s Scientific Ephemera

Susan Anderson Laquer, archivist at the American Philosophical Society, has had a distinguished career in Philadelphia-area archives for 25 years, working at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in the library and archives at Pennsylvania Hospital. Susan is a leader in collections management and has published essays on “Ethics, Privacy, and Restrictions” and “Fundraising” in the Society of American

 

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Virginia Noelke

VIRGINIA NOELKE
Three Women in West Texas

Virginia Noelke holds a PhD in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin. She served on the Postal Service Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee for almost 30 years learning about art and graphics from experts such as Dick Sheaff. She taught history at Angelo State University for thirty-five years, and has written about women in the West, as well as a history of the Cactus Hotel.

 

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Caroline Preston

CAROLINE PRESTON
Sylvia Beach: 1920’s Paris Publisher and Bookseller

Caroline Preston’s innovative “scrapbook” novels are created from her extensive collections of ephemera, letters, documents and images. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt won a 2012 Alex Award. She has taught fiction at the University of Virginia and workshops on the graphic novel at George Mason and other colleges. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and is a distinguished artist at the Ragdale Foundation. She has worked as an archivist at the Peabody/Essex Museum and Harvard’s Houghton Library.

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Barbara Rusch

BARBARA RUSCH
Loose Women: Defying the Constraints of Victorian Undergarments

Barbara Rusch is the founder and president of The Ephemera Society of Canada and has served on the Board of Directors of the ESA. She is the recipient of the Ephemera Society (UK) Samuel Pepys Medal, The Ephemera Society of America Maurice Rickards Award and the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Listed in Canadian Who’s Who as its only ephemerist, she is a lecturer, collector, and exhibitor of 19th-century ephemera. Her play, The Crossing, featuring ephemera from her collection, was published in 2019 by the Toronto Public Library Foundation.

 

Ephemera Society of America Conference - Jennie Waldow

JENNIE WALDOW
Lucy Lippard and Political Art Documentation and Distribution

Jennie Waldow is a PhD candidate at Stanford University. She received her BA from Scripps College and her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and has previously worked at the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles Nomadic Division. She studies Conceptual Art of the 1960s and 1970s, with a focus on ephemera, political art, and Fluxus, and is currently working on a dissertation about the American artist Allen Ruppersberg.